Kid's Dr.
General & Cosmetic

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Our Doctors

Dr. Joseph Norman, DDS, FICOI.  After a successful career in Chemistry researching in RadioNuclear Pharmocology at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Joseph A Norman obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.  Following graduation on the guidance of his mentors , Dr. Norman completed Advance Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center: John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas and Oklahoma University Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Although his training in General Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesia at John Peter Smith Hospital, he focuses in providing Intravenous, Subcutaneous, Oral and Intramuscular Moderate to Minimal Conscious Sedation Techniques based on the guidelines from the American Dental Society of Anesthesia.  In his practice, he provides the following procedures under Moderate to Minimal Sedation:  Comprehensive Rehabilitation/Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Endodontic Surgery, Third Molar Surgery, and Implantology.  He is a fellow in International Congress of Implantology and working on completing his fellowship in American Academia of General Dentistry and American Academia of Cosmetic Dentistry.   Dr. Norman is the proud recipient of the UNC SOD Dental Research Fellowship-2006, NC AADR Distinguished Service Award - 2006 and Ronald P. Strauss Community and International Health Award -2005. 

Our Registered Dental Assistants

Mary Vela is the office manager with the most cheerful personality and is willing and ready to assist any patients walking into the door.  Mary is also very intellectual in the field of dentistry where she spends the past 10 years working and learning to perfect the skills and techniques to help and educate the patients on caring for oral health. As such, Mary is also a very experienced registered dental assistant where she often assists the doctors in the high profile cases. Mary is most passionated by the transformation of a new smile after each and every patients she worked on.  She enjoys watching sports and plays football with her children and beloved husband.  

Shereka LaDay started her dental career right after graduated from Astrodome Dental School in the 2003. With more than 11 years of experience working in dental offices around the cities, Shereka chooses to be a part of the best team at iSmile Dental Center to care for all her patients. Shereak is a well-rounded dental assistant proven by her strong knowledge of dental clinical terminology, customer service skills and a fantastic smiling personality. Shereka cares for all her patients as she would care for her son and daughter. All her patients appreciate her knowledge and tender care from the initial exam stage to the final stage of the treatment plan. The continual commitment and special care for the patients has earned her the lead registered dental assistant at iSmile Dental. Center.